Look after your skin now, before it’s too late!

Environ says, “Look after your skin now, before it’s too late!”

A youthful-looking skin is the holy grail when it comes to ways to appear younger than your years! While it is true that skin damage can happen early on, it is also true that you may be able to preserve your fresh, glowing skin for many years with a few regular skin care habits.

Essential Vitamin A

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Vitamin A is considered to be one of the most important ingredients in skin care because it is the only element that can help to re-programme cells. Vitamin A helps to normalise skin cells, which leads to healthy cell functioning, and a host of benefits can result from this, such as the promotion of natural moisturising, accelerated healing, the normalising of pigmentation and healthy collagen and elastin formation. So, while there are several habits that you will need to adopt to look after your skin for a lifetime, using products with vitamin A as a primary ingredient is one of the best ways to keep your skin looking younger, for longer. View our Ionzyme Range.

Essential sun protection

Another big one is to use sunscreen, all the time, every day. It is one of the most prevalent factors involved in premature ageing of the skin. Protecting your skin from the sun involves using a good sunscreen, and attention to protective clothing such as a hat and sunglasses whenever you are exposed to the sun. It is best to find a sunscreen that suits your skin, and that you can use daily, along with your other skin care products. Don’t forget to use your sunscreen on all exposed areas, including your arms and hands.

Sun Care RAD SPF 15 has a light, creamy texture that can be worn under make-up, as well as anywhere on the body. It combines physical and chemical sunscreen barriers to provide a broad spectrum protection against UV-A and UV-B rays, along with antioxidants to give additional skin defence against environmental influences. This go-to product is suitable for any age and skin type, even for babies over 6 months old and toddlers! And it leaves a pleasantly smooth and satiny after-feel.

Skin care and health

Your skin is the largest organ of your body, and your general health is reflected in the look of your skin. What you put into to your body shows up on the outside, so it makes sense to pay attention to what your skin needs to be ‘fed’. Eating a healthy diet with many fresh fruits and vegetables has lots of health benefits, including the outward appearance of your skin. One of the best ways to keep your skin protected and fed with the nutrients it needs is to use a regular skin care supplement.

You can help enhance your external radiance from the inside by including a product like Environ’s Complete Antioxidant from the Pharma Range into your daily routine. With vitamin A for cell growth and vision, vitamin E to combat free-radical effects, vitamin C as an antioxidant and Pyridoxine, a vitamin involved in amino acid metabolism; you will be feeding your skin from within.

Skin care routine

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Starting as early as your teenage years and your 20’s with a great skin care routine can go a long way toward minimising skin damage and helping to maintain the youthful appearance of your skin. Cleansing, toning and moisturising might sound like a lot, but it becomes easy and natural once you have made it into a habit, a habit that you could be very thankful for as you grow older!

The core Environ skin care products are the building blocks for maintaining skin health and youthful appearance. These products are based on Environ’s vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM™. Choose products from the Original Range or Ionzyme Range to start your way to cleansing, toning and moisturising your skin for long-lasting beauty. With increasing levels of vitamin A, C and E and antioxidants, you can nourish and protect your skin from the outside too.

Once you have become a natural at cleansing toning and moisturising, you can add to your daily skin care routine by selecting products from the add-on segment. The products in this segment target specific skin concerns, like sensitivity, uneven skin tone and ageing and are designed to be used alongside your essential skin care products.

The younger you are when you start taking care of your skin, the more chance you will have that it will appear youthful for longer. However, a good routine can help make a difference at any age!


*Sponsored by Environ


Getting to know Cherie Keating 

Dermalogica is one of the most loved skincare brands in South Africa, and the world. One can only imagine what it takes to run the brand here in South Africa, but now we know. It takes a strong, driven and hard working woman! That talented lady is Cherie Keating. Cherie has been with the company for over 20 years (I know, look at that gorgeous Dermalogica skin!) and has steadily worked her way up to CEO over those years. In a world where people job hop, it is so inspiring and refreshing to see someone work their way up from the bottom over time. We need strong female role models, and Cherie is one of them!


Lets get to know Cherie Keating:


What does health mean to you?
Health is a holistic thing for me – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Feeling and looking our best, inside and out.



What is your chosen form of exercise?
I need to get better at this, but my CHOICE would be dance …. hands down.



What does your way of healthy eating look like?
I love veg and salads, I keep carbs on the low side, love fish and believe in smaller more regular meals. Snacks made up of tuna rice cakes, nuts and biltong. I like to juice too to get a nutrient boost in.



What is your passion project?
Dermalogica has been my passion project for the last 20 years. Changing the way the world sees skin care. I love to decorate though and all things to do with people, development and mind, body and soul topics. I am itching for another renovation or décor project.


What does a typical day look like for you?

Early dry bar appointment, lots of engaging and meetings, admin/desk work in between and I love my chill time at home with a nice glass of wine and candles in the bath. I need to balance my solitude and people engagement time to restore myself.



What would you like people to know about you?
I believe in being authentic and real, I care deeply about what I do and who I do it with and I am a very nurturing and passionate person.



What would you like people to know about your work/business? 
I think the work you do is an extension of who you are really, so the above points apply.
I think I would like people to know that a vision and a passion for that vision is my constant and consistent driver as a CEO, not the bottom line -that is the by-product of doing the right things for the right reasons.



Favourite workout song? 
Too many to choose a favourite and it depends on what I need that day: strength, calm, movement etc, but what I can say is music is key to me and great music will always mean a great workout.



Favourite exercise and why?
Dance because you can move, express yourself, free your mind and your spirit and physically enjoy a workout that is about so much more than just the body. Dancing helps me reconnect with me and disconnect from outside stressors.



Favourite quote? 
Again many but a favourite:

“BE who you really are, Do what you really love and you will HAVE what you really want.”


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Usually fitness friday is about someone or something local, but today I wanted to talk about this amazing woman standing up for plus size girls! I’m always promoting health and wellness, obviously, but I also believe we shouldn’t be fat shaming people and having double standards.
If someone has worked hard to lose 10/20/30kg’s and is still a bit big, who cares? Do you know how hard it is to lose 10/20/30kg’s? I know how hard the 10kg’s are, so I can only imagine 20+. I have had clients that have cried their way to 25kg’s weight loss, I have seen it first hand. It is NOT easy. But it is worth it. So why would you belittle a person for posting a pic you don’t like?

I heard about this girl who posted a butt selfie and instagram took it down. I saw the pic on twitter and thought “But that’s not bad. She’s wearing underwear!” And I didn’t go in to it any further, until this morning when Keri from Midlands Musings posted about it this morning. I then followed her advice and watched the video. LOVE this girl!

It really is unfair for smaller girls to be allowed to be practically naked and in their bikini-competition-barely-covering-their-crack bikini G-strings and no one reports it. But let the girl be over a size 36 and then there are problems! Get over yourself. This chick has more confidence than you and I put together, and she still rocks it! She has lost a ton of weight, and is proud of her new body, so let her be!

Keri tweeted about the cover models on MC magazine being sickly thin the other day and I totally agreed with her. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO LOOK CLOSE TO DEATH? They were emaciated. Yes, photoshop was probably used on every inch of them, but come on! We don’tWANT to look like that. Do we really want to look like we haven’t eaten in 2 years? NO!
So stop shoving it down our throats. There are girls that are naturally thin, you are obviously different. These naturally thin girls WANT to put on muscle. I’ve had a few come through my doors. They so badly want to look healthy and put ON weight, and it’s hard! They have to eat a lot, and work really hard to put on even a kg. But, they do it. These other girls who try to get thin by not eating, it is just so unhealthy. The magazines should be promoting health, especially among their target markets of the younger girls who are more impressionable. This is why I don’t buy fashion magazines, I would rather get a fitness magazine, where the girls actually lift weights and are healthy. I even go so far as to spend way more than I should, and I subscribe to an overseas magazine, Oxygen because the women are more muscular and not stick thin. I love these fit moms that work out and have a booty! I don’t want to look like a stick thin model who’s ass is so flat because she doesn’t work out.
Please eat something.
Please do some squats.

Meghan has a really perky butt! She obviously works out. So why shame someone who has A. worked hard to lose weight, B. Has a perfectly lovely butt and C. She was more covered up than Kim Kardashian’s butt on a normal day! Double standards. Not cool.

I think we all need to change the way we think on social media, and stop commenting on someone’s pic in a negative way. It’s THEIR account, if you don’t like it, hit the unfollow button! I have seen such racist, disturbing, violent comments on people’s accounts. It is sick. Someone basically told Kelly Osbourne she is a disgusting fat pig and they were going to kill her. REALLY??? Are you that psychologically tainted that you need to resort to violence or say that you will? If you don’t like her stop following her!

I love the fact that Meghan actually got Instagram to repost her butt pic AND apologise! YOU GO GIRL!

Here is her video CLICK IT!

What do you think? I went through her Instagram and didn’t take offence to anything! And her voice is amazing too!



Her old blog about her weight loss is very real! View it Here

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